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Accurate And Computationally Efficient Two-dimensional Unconditionally Stable FDTD Method

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/COME030101

Volume

41

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

306.75 kb

Author(s)

A. P. Zhao & V. Hurskainen

Abstract

Accurate and computationally efficient two-dimensional unconditionally stable FDTD method A. P. Zhao & V. Hurskainen Electronics Laboratory, Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland. Abstract In this paper, an accurate and computationally efficient two-dimensional unconditionally stable finite-difference time-domain (2-D US-FDTD) method based on the Crank-Nicolson scheme is proposed. In particular, in the proposed 2-0 USFDTD method the field components are defined at only two time steps n and n+l; and the original time-dependent Maxwell's equations of the Crank-Nicolson scheme are solved by introducing a proper intermediate value for a field component. Compared to the ADI-FDTD method, the US-FDTD method offers the following two advantages: i) the left-hand and right-hand sides of the original updating equations are balanced (in respect of time step) as much accurate as possible and, ii) only a single iteration that requires less number of updating equations is needed for the field developmen

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